Wearing Your Emotions On Yer Sleeve by Les Caison III explores juxtapositions amid familiar word phrases. Taken from the body of work titled In Between Words this painting addresses what it looks like to roll up the very thing that makes an individual transparent. Stoicism prevails at the cost of blindness and speechlessness.
Oil and graphite on panel
Dimensions: 12” x 25” painting, 15” x 28” frame
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Les Caison III is an award-winning artist from North Carolina. A diverse upbringing and public education complete with critical accomplishments in music and visual art inform his creativity. Les paints with oil and illustrates with pencil, often intertwining the two, creating scenes of life every-day. His mixed media paintings tell stories. They offer something for the viewer to think about for a while. Les’ ability continues to flourish as does his recognition.
Les’ accolades include two North Carolina Arts Council recognized regional artist grants and multiple awards for individual artworks. Numerous reviews and publications feature his artwork including the March 2010 issue of North Carolina-based “Our State” Magazine. His discerning commission and consulting projects include tattoo designs, developing business art wall projects, and creating portrait commissions. His patrons and exhibitions span many states. He is collected internationally and has over 130 exhibitions under his belt – 20 of them solo.
Les is from Greensboro, NC and graduated with honors from Appalachian State University, earning a BFA in Studio Art.